Luxury Homes With No Bridges to WaterFebruary 19, 2013
When searching for a home by the water, if you’re a boat owner, a key phrase to keep in mind is, “No bridges to water”. This description indicates a property with an easy passage to water. If a home is described as offering access to open water with no fixed bridges, the homeowner can be assured that they may park or dock their sailboat or yacht without fear of having to navigate a bridge to get to open water.
Sailboat owners should always check the location of bridges near a property they are considering, as well as how high the bridge is, what type of bridge their boat will need to pass beneath to access open water, and whether or not the bridge is a drawbridge. Many bridges only offer 6 to 7 feet of clearance, which is fine for the owner of a smaller vessel or motorized boat, but inconvenient for owners of larger boats.
If a property is located near a drawbridge, make sure to find out whether or not the bridge is manned at all times, or opens on an automatic schedule, because the bridge’s schedule might cut into the homeowner’s recreational time, which is why many boat owners opt for properties that do not require the navigation of a bridge to access open water. For a homeowner with a boat, it is especially important to take the size of your vessel and how much access to water you will require to ensure a home purchase that makes the most of your location by the water.